#14: On the molecular memory code – with Sam Gershman

The idea that memories are stored in molecules was popular in the middle of the 20th century. However, since the discovery of long-term potentiation (LTP) in the 1970s, the dominant view has been that our memories are stored in synapses, that is, in the connections between neurons.

Today, there are signs that the interest in molecular memory is returning, and the guest has presented a theory suggesting that molecular and synaptic memory might serve complementary needs for animals. 


The podcast was recorded on June 10th, 2024 and lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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